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We are grateful to everyone who has helped make this year a success, and there are a lot of people to thank, from our volunteers, editors and organising committees to our funders and supporters, and our amazing members.
With so many highlights to the year, a stand-out was our first hybrid biennial Congress hosted in Wellington with five online 'regional live hubs' supporting translation in 23 languages and attendance from individuals in all regions of the world. You can catch up with the Congress Blogs here, written by our brilliant Digital Engagement Volunteers and find out more about accessing all the papers, posters, presentations and talks at www.iiccongress.org
We also ran our second virtual Edit-a-Thon, which took place alongside the UN climate change conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. We were honored to have the University of Luxor launch the international editing effort with individuals, groups and students taking part around the world. Over 240 people registered their help to translate content into several languages including Arabic and Spanish, and together we promoted more equitable access to open knowledge globally. Given the growing support, planning for COP28 is already underway.
We're looking forward to 2023 with many great events ahead including our seventh Student and Emerging Conservator Conference, S&ECC 2023, and a series of new professional development, leadership and training initiatives – more on that to follow. IIC's Annual General Meeting and AGM Talk on 30 January 2023 will be online and in-person, and is kindly hosted at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, London. IIC Fellow, David Saunders will be giving the AGM talk, which is open to all, "the museum environment in an era of sustainability". Registrations will open in early January – we hope to see you there or online.